In days full of sunshine and fresh air, Himself and I love to be out in it and absorbing the vitamin D. We miss it in the northern hemisphere winters.
We may have absorbed a little too much, and possibly gotten more burnt than intended, but at the time, it was totally worth it! Would you like to know more?
Summer had a bit of a reprise last week, and so, after a series of events which had left us with a single bicycle for a while, and then suddenly being a two bicycle home again, we decided to head out on what might well be a final picnic of the season.
We made out way down to Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Woods), because when you live as close to Vondel Park as we (and the rest of Amsterdam) does, sometimes you want somewhere a bit quieter. Would you like to know more?
Yesterday I wended my way on down to the Quay and hopped on the Narrabeen over to Manly.
I was a truly beautiful day for it! The water was crystal clear!
Coming back I was moved (as always) by coming ‘round the corner to see Sydney all spread out before you, just like in the postcards!
Of course the Opera House looks best from the water!
But the Bridge is pretty spectacular as well!
Not that you can make it out so well in this picture of the Quay, but the ferry on the left is the Charlotte, who I used to regularly take to work! (A few years ago now!)
Then it was everyone off, and I was whisked away by a Sydney bus to dinner at the RSL. Yep, I’m livin’ the dream! *grins*
I keep seeing signs that it really is Summer. Even if it often hasn’t felt like it.
Last Monday (part of the reason I missed a post) I went on a day trip up the Blue Mountains to see a dear friend of mine and have a good ol’ natter and a catch-up! The train trip is not short, as some of you will remember.
But I made the most of it. Then we hit up some of our favourite shops, drank coffee, and spent money.
For those not in the know. Last Monday up the hills, also looked like this.
That white stuff on the road, that’s hail.
And see this drain?
Well, then it rained enough that you didn’t see it anymore.
It was certainly an adventure!
But as always when I go up there, there were birds.
And this guy is the reason for the state of the railing!
Sometimes I miss living up there. Sometimes I don’t. But that’s a whole other post 🙂
Since being forcibly stopped from my jogging regime by debilitating shin splints back in April, I have missed it more than I can say. So it has been so wonderful this last few weeks that Winter seems to have disappeared! With the days stretching themselves back out I have begun walking home from work again.
I have been able to stop an photograph the magnolias like I wanted to, though I think they really are confused and think it’s Spring! I hope there won’t be another cold snap!
And being able to have this view on the walk home is truly magical!
I love the fairy lights through the branches of the trees reflecting off the water through the boats.
We truly do live in a beautiful city!